Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Published: Cat-Calling and Crashing the Set: Performers Sound Off About Street Harassment

Originally published on HowlRound.com Read this story online Standing ovations and bouquets of roses are common for many performers at the conclusion of a show, but during a recent performance, singer-songwriter, and actor Diana Oh experienced nothing of the sort. … Continue reading


Review: The Father/A Doll’s House

It’s not clear who gets the last word in either The Father or A Doll’s House, the two dramas being performed in repertory at Theatre for a New Audience. But with productions this gripping and resonant, it really doesn’t matter. … Continue reading


Published: Sara Bareilles on Breaking Into Broadway and Why She Sang The Little Mermaid at Waitress

Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online A veteran singer-songwriter who has been touring the world for more than 10 years, Sara Bareilles has witnessed plenty of onstage mishaps and behind-the-scene emergencies. But with her first musical, Waitress in … Continue reading


Published: Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry on Bringing Feminism and Diversity to Broadway: BUST Interview

Originally published on Bust.com Read this story online “I Think If She Were a Man, She Would Have Been President” Renée Elise Goldsberry already had a jam-packed resume when she auditioned for the musical Hamilton. The triple-threat actress listed several … Continue reading


Published: Lupita Nyong’o Has Star Wars Day Greetings for PEOPLE Readers – And Says She Has ‘So Much More to Celebrate’

Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online “May the Fourth be with you!” says Lupita Nyong’o with a big smile. But the actress, who recently appeared in Star Was: Episode VIII: The Force Awakens, is only celebrating one thing … Continue reading


Published: Patina Miller: Fashion Superhero

Originally published on Broadway Style Guide View this story online Versatility has been a defining aspect of Patina Miller’s career—both onstage and on the red carpet. The Tony winner was a Broadway household name before she was cast in the … Continue reading


Published: WATCH: Drop That Beat! Hamilton Creator and Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyles for PEOPLE

Originally published on PEOPLE.com View this story online Freestyling is nothing new for Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, a musical about the birth of America written almost entirely in rap and hip-hop compositions. Miranda’s first … Continue reading


Review: American Psycho

  I never thought I’d have to say, “I can’t tonight. I have to see American Psycho the Musical.” But I have, and I did, although I still don’t know what to make of it. Playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld … Continue reading